Posted on August 30, 2013 and last updated on September 29, 2021

Maquoit Bay, Brunswick


  • Preserve Size: 124 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1 mile one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Maquoit Bay

Maquoit Bay is a there-and-back 1.0-mile trail that takes you through a forest to a rocky outcrop on the shallow Maquoit Bay. Because the path follows an old woods road, it’s quite wide and fairly flat. It gets a touch hairier at the end, near the bay, where it narrows and becomes rootier. And it will be hard for people with bad knees to scramble down to the rocks.

At high tide, people can slip off the rocks to swim in the relatively warm waters. (We’ve seen people swimming here in March! Gulp.)

Directions: The fairly large parking lot for the trailhead is on Bunganuc Road, about .6 miles from the intersection with Woodside Road. The trailhead will be on the left is you’re coming from Woodside Road.